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Check out this connected water sensor that makes its own power

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Here’s a nifty project running on Dragon Innovation’s crowd funding platform. Driblet, a Wi-Fi connected water sensor that …

Gigaom Research webinar: the new WAN: technologies and strategies for improving WAN performance

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Innovation in WAN technologies is on the rise as the first wave of network optimization products is no longer enough to meet …

Great profits during the Great War?

Ahead of next year's centenary, Elizabeth Bruton and Graeme Gooday ask what were the different motivations of scientists, the military and industry in terms of World War One innovation and research – patriotism, profit, or both?<p>Should innovators profit from warfare? Is it reasonable instead to ask …

Time Machines - Wireless wonder

<i>Welcome to Time Machines, where we offer up a selection of mechanical oddities, milestone gadgets, and unique inventions to test out your tech-history skills.</i><p>This device famously exhibited the potential of tuned radio waves and their ability to wirelessly convey a signal. In 1899, it transmitted a …

12-Year-Old Hacked Government Sites for Anonymous

A 12-year-old boy from Montreal plead guilty to hacking various government sites for Anonymous, a hacker collective that has followers around the …

Livescribe 3 smartpen digitizes notes straight to your iPad, starts at $150

Livescribe broke new ground last year with the Sky WiFi pen that could transfer handwritten and audio notes straight to the cloud (well, to your Evernote account anyway), so that they'd be accessible anywhere there's an internet connection. Having to jump on WiFi to send and retrieve those notes …

7 Brilliantly Simple Technology Ideas To Improve Cities–Time To Get Hacking

From a snow plow tracker to paying traffic tickets from your phone, here are some simple ideas that could help us live better–with the help of the devices we all carry around.<p>You want good civic tech ideas? The people have good civic tech ideas.<p>Code for America and Mindmixer have been running …

Making New Elements

How scientists create superheavy atoms.<p>Last year, scientists in Germany set out to create the heaviest known element in the universe: element 119. For five months, they attempted to fuse the atoms of two lighter elements to form one large atom with 119 protons in its nucleus. Like other …

Benefits of rooting your Android phone or tablet

Rooting… a world not every user dares venture into. We wouldn’t blame you if you are wary of doing this. It’s intimidating when manufacturers keep telling you tinkering with a phone can void your warranty and/or harm your device. And it’s true – you may be left on your own if something goes wrong …

Android Phones

Summly founder: teen entrepreneurs have the net advantage

Digital natives can exploit web knowledge to spot opportunities that older executives will miss, Nick D'Aloisio tells Wired event<p>Digitally native teenagers can spot market opportunities that older entrepreneurs can't, 17-year-old app millionaire Nick D'Aloisio has said, encouraging young people to …

Explaining invisibility: Tower Infinity in South Korea, and fish

A new 'invisible' skyscraper near Seoul is planned. Professor Ulf Leonhardt explains how it works, and the link to some clever fish in the oceans<p><b>Plans have been unveiled in South Korea for a 450-metre skyscraper just outside Seoul (see computer image, right). But Tower Infinity is no ordinary</b> …

Sleep: Why We Need It and What Happens Without It

Use external storage to expand unexpandable Android phones

If your phone lacks a microSD slot, you can still add extra storage. Here's how.<p>Android phones have always had one big advantage over iPhones: expandable storage. Unfortunately, not all Android phones have a microSD expansion slot, which makes that advantage a lot tougher to leverage.<p>Does that mean …

Gear & Gadgets

Orée puts the stone in Touchstone with a wireless charger made from marble

Wooden trackpad continues startup's obsession with natural construction<p>Orée, the French hardware startup that made its debut with a wooden wireless keyboard, is back in Tokyo to show off more products crafted from natural materials. The company is running another pop-up workshop from tomorrow, this …

The Nobel Prizes of 2013

Contributors:<p>Share Tweet<p><b>Share</b> The Nobel Prizes of 2013<p>share tweet Linkedin Reddit Pocket Flipboard Email<p>The annual celebration of scientific discovery and cultural improvement known as the Nobel Prizes has now concluded its 2013 edition. The scientists behind the identification of the Higgs boson …

First they came for the mugshot websites, but I said nothing…

Advertisement<p>30 Comments<p>As described in a <i>New York Times</i> story on the weekend — one that for some reason chose to save this information until the end …

Generating electricity from a sheet of paper

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Disney Research<p>E-paper displays like Kindles use an extraordinarily low amount of power; so low, it turns out, that …

LG Chem has curved batteries in production, ready for 'phones, watches and glasses'

Similar to LG's run up to the Optimus G last year, it's again demonstrating how each of its various units participate in building the next LG smartphone. Now that LG Display has confirmed production of "bendable and unbreakable" smartphone displays, it's LG Chem's turn to show off what it's doing. …

Gunk-Proof Everything

This coating can keep you grime-free. And it lasts at least a year, to boot.<p>Anyone who's worn waterproof boots knows that although they shed moisture, they're magnets for grime. Most water-repelling treatments still allow for surface friction, so particles of mud, soot, oil, or wine stick right …

MP3 Player Lives In Your Ear, Controlled With Your Teeth

It stores up to 24 songs with four hours of battery life for completely hands-free jamming.<p>Say goodbye to getting wrapped up in miles of cord connecting your MP3 player to your headphones as you listen to music. These little earphones, named Split, make up a completely wire-free music player in …

Hydrogen: The car fuel of the future?

<b>A small British firm is looking forward to a day in which we will take our cars to the garage and fill them with hydrogen.</b><p>Special Report: The Technology of BusinessBattle for gadget accessory businessCould power plants of the future produce zero emissions?Make-It-Yourself: The rise of the …

Alternative Fuel

Nobel prizewinning neuroscientist David Hubel dies aged 87

Neuroscientist David Hubel, who shared a Nobel Prize for his work on information processing in the visual cortex, has died at the age of 87<p>Nobel Prize-winning neuroscientist David Hubel died of kidney failure on Sunday, 22nd September, aged 87. Hubel shared the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physiology or …

Bill Gates backs power grid networking startup Varentec

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Startup Varentec, which makes hardware and software that can dynamically control the flow of electrons at the edges of the …

Ikea starts selling residential solar panels in the UK

...Because when you think of Britain, you think of sunny skies. Ikea has started selling solar panels for residential rooftops at its stores in the United Kingdom. The furniture outfit's move into home solar systems (as opposed to sun-powered lighting) was apparently made attractive due to the drop …

Glasses that can translate text unveiled at Ceatec 2013

<b>Glasses that can translate a menu have been demonstrated by a major Japanese mobile operator.</b><p>NTT Docomo's wearable Intelligent Glasses can project an image of translated text over unfamiliar characters, the company said.<p>The spectacles also allow the wearer to view and manipulate virtual images.<p>The …

Wearable Tech

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IKEA solar panels go on sale in UK, will hit all 17 stores within 10 months - Pocket-lint

Swedish housewares giant IKEA has begun selling solar panel packages to customers in the UK.<p>The retailer has long-touted going green, and has even …

Solar Panels

Elgato EyeTV Netstream 4Sat - Pocket-lint

The Elgato EyeTV Netstream 4Sat is something that offers some real advantages to people who already have a satellite dish. The idea of the product is …

World’s first digital laser unveiled in South Africa

Researchers at South Africa's Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have unveiled the world's first digital laser.<p>The innovation is regarded as a milestone in laser technology and could spur future laser-related developments.<p>CSIR researcher Sandile Ngcobo conducted the breakthrough …

South Africa